On Bog Eggs Moor Ba' Tat

Hebden Bridge Times: We've more footpaths than anyone

A hillside near Hebden Bridge has more footpaths than anywhere else in England or Wales, say the Ramblers' Association.

According to the group's magazine Walk, a 1km by 1km square including Old Town has the greatest density of rights-of-way compared to any other square in Ordnance Survey maps.

The association calculated more than ten kilometres of rights of way in the square, which stretches from Lane Ends and the Hare and Hounds pub in the south, to Bog Eggs farmhouse on the moors to the north.

I am very familiar with the 1km square in question: it was within spitting distance of Jen's old house, and I have spent many, many hours trudging the footpaths around there—often ending up at the Hare and Hounds pub (known locally as The Lane Ends), which is still our local.

Ever since we moved here five years ago, I have complained that it isn't as well situated for footpaths as Jen's old place. Now I know why: nowhere is.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. They probably weren't actually footpaths until you started trudging. (something about carbon footprints?)

  2. Did you know that 18% of all the gasses which damage the ozone layer are produced by animals reared for food?

    Unfortunately, being a vegetarian, I produce a goodly amount myself!

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